Today’s transformational business environment has also had a major impact on the role of HR Directors. Just as CFOs have gone from being largely focused on numbers to being responsible for wider strategy, so leading HR Directors have so much more on their agenda beyond payroll administration and placing recruitment ads. In 2020, the human…

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HR directors were already dealing with a rapidly changing world when along came the unprecedented disruptions of the COVID-19 pandemic. With little or no preparation, many employees have had to work from home, creating challenges for engagement, productivity and culture as well as the operational practicalities of work space and tools. According to Microsoft, the…

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Most team leaders are acquiring new skills as they manage remotely through the COVID-19 pandemic—the soft skills of boosting morale while their people are acclimatising to remote work, and the technical skills of quickly learning new tools to get the job done in a distributed environment. As physical distancing requirements continue to keep teams offsite,…

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Want to find new hires who will perform and stay? Then don’t follow these common practices. In my 16 years in recruitment, I’ve seen the all-too-common mistakes many hiring managers make when they recruit for new hires. It’s understandable – time is limited and we all naturally fall back on the practices that seem most…

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You might think that to attract top talent you need to show them the money – because that’s what job candidates want most, right?  Not any more. Hudson research shows that for the first time in several years, work life balance is the single most important thing a job seeker is looking for in a…

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When it comes to wooing quality talent in a competitive market, we all know money talks. When people change jobs, most will want or expect a pay increase compared to their previous job – and a hefty hike can act as a powerful lure. This is borne out by Hudson research, which has revealed that…

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Why you should hire for adaptability to futureproof your business In my role at Hudson, I have a lot of conversations with senior leaders in businesses across Asia about the critical capabilities they need to hire to help their businesses adapt and change in a fast-moving world. No one wants to be the next Kodak.…

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When managers are asked to define the most challenging part of their job, the answer, regardless of the industry, is often, “Finding and keeping good people.” Recruit well and both the company and your team will reap rewards; but get it wrong and there are costs for all involved, be that time, money or morale.…

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